General aviation news archive for April 2012
We're always on the lookout for news that would be of interest to UKGA users. If you have some news about your product, service, company, airfield or flying club, please let us know.
Three more Olympics warm-up events announced
19 Apr 12
Building on the success of the first File a Flight Plan Day in November 2011, three further events, aimed at preparing UK airspace users and service providers for the major changes being introduced during the Olympics, have been announced today. Included is a test of the full Atlas Control flight planning and air traffic control system on Friday 13th July.
Cirrus announces 'Full Speed Ahead' for revolutionary Vision SF50 jet programme
18 Apr 12
Cirrus Aircraft has announced that its Cirrus Vision SF50 personal jet programme is fully funded through to certification and initial production, thanks to major investment from its new owner CAIGA – with the first customer delivery expected to take place in 2015.
Air Cadets scoop RAF Association national scholarships in all-female first
18 Apr 12
Three outstanding young women have fought off fierce competition to win a flying scholarship that should help them on their way to completing their National Private Pilot Licence (NPPL).
Garmin announces expanded aviation charting capability for Europe
18 Apr 12
Sat Nav leader Garmin has announced expanded electronic charting capabilities for Europe including the availability of European VFR terminal charts and European SafeTaxi® airport diagrams for select Garmin aviation products.
Dentist pilot gets teeth into transatlantic challenge
17 Apr 12
A dental entrepreneur has taken an unusual approach to ensuring that his training company continues to hit the heights: one that has seen him recently fly an aeroplane across the Atlantic Ocean.
Goodwood offers complimentary Aviation Exhibition & Festival of Speed admission
12 Apr 12
UKGA readers can enjoy complimentary admission to the Aviation Exhibition at Goodwood this year -- and those able to attend on the Thursday will also enjoy free access to the Festival of Speed and Moving Motor Show on the same day.
CAA launch self-assessment test for laser-dazzled pilots
12 Apr 12
The CAA has developed a self-assessment tool for flight crew, to determine the likelihood of pilots having sustained eye damage following a laser attack on their aircraft. Over recent years, the deliberate targeting of aeroplanes and helicopters in flight with lasers by individuals on the ground has become a major global problem for the aviation industry.
Cirrus to announce 'next leap forward' later this month
12 Apr 12
Cirrus Aircraft has announced that it will reveal its 'next leap forward' on 18th April 2012 - the next phase of its vision for the future.
Join the AeroExpo UK Fly-In Party & Camp Under Wing
10 Apr 12, Northampton Sywell
AeroExpo has unveiled details of a new fly-in party taking place from 6pm on Saturday 26th May after the day's main show, with free admission for pilots and their passengers who have flown in to the event.
First delivery of Terrafugia's flying car expected within a year
5 Apr 12
The Transition® "flying car" has moved a big step closer to becoming a commercial reality after the production prototype completed its successful first flight at Plattsburgh International Airport in Plattsburgh, New York on 23rd March 2012. First delivery is expected to occur within the next 12 months.
McCauley Propeller Systems now accepting direct international orders
2 Apr 12
McCauley Propeller Systems), a division of Cessna Aircraft Company, is now accepting direct orders from both domestic (US) and international customers for its propeller products.
CAA unveils temporary airspace restrictions for Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Flypast
2 Apr 12, Denham, Fairoaks, Oxford
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has approved a request from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to impose a Temporary Airspace Restriction around a large military flypast over Windsor on Saturday 19 May 2012 to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
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